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4. Getting Started – What to do before you start training to become a driving instructor

January 6, 20160 Comments

Even if you are only considering the possibility of training to become an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor) with the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) we suggest you complete a criminal disclosure form, previously known as a CRB.  If you do have a criminal record this may not mean you cannot become a driving instructor.  You will not be able to take any of the tests without having completed the CRB.  You will then need to register with the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) to start your training.  More information about your training options can be found on our other videos.

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Blaine Walsh is the owner of, has been a driving instructor trainer for 15 years and a driving instructor for over 20 years. When he first qualified Blaine admits his was not a very good instructor, became disillusioned, was not retaining pupils and not making any money, so he quit full time teaching. After spending time self-reflecting, he had a light bulb moment and realised that he needed to put more explanation, effort and enthusiasm into teaching learners. Since then he has not looked back and is now regarded as one of the top trainers in the country.

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